Free State Stars
  • Luyolo Nomandela (20)
  • Sadate Ouro Akoriko (45)
2 - 1
Charles Mopeli
07/11/2012 19:30
Ajax Cape Town
  • (28) Granwald Scott

Stars get the better of Ajax

Free State Stars beat Ajax Cape Town 2-1

Posted: 7 November 2012 Time: 10:10 pm

Free State Stars heaped more misery on Ajax Cape Town following a 2-1 Premiership victory at the Charles Mopeli Stadium on Wednesday night.

Goals from Luyolo Nomandela and Sadat Ouro-Akoriko handed Ea Lla Koto the win, while the Urban Warriors responded through Grandwald Scott.

Besides from their goal, Ajax were virtual spectators and had it not have been for the acrobatics of Sander Westerveld between the sticks, the scoreline could have read a lot worse.

Nonetheless, the visitors did have the best chance in the opening stages of the game when Toriq Losper fired straight at the keeper from close range in the 16th minute.

Nomandela, however, made no such mistake four minutes later with a clinical finish from inside the box to give Stars the lead.

Ajax, however, were not to be outdone and quickly hit back; Scott finding the equaliser in the 28th minute after Kennedy Mweene failed to deal with an initial Nhlanhla Shabalala shot.

Thereafter it was all Stars and it seemed only a matter of time before they regained the lead, which they did seconds before the half-time whistle through Ouro-Akoriko.

The second 45 did not see Ajax mount a comeback as they struggled to create any decent chances in front of goal.

Instead, it was the home side who looked more threatening, with Westerveld denying Nomandela in the 71st minute and then Paulus Masehe in the 77th minute with two fantastic saves.

The result moves Stars up to eighth, and leaves Ajax languishing down in 13th place.

HOME: Free State Stars

  • 1 Kennedy Mweene
  • 3 Daniel Cardoso
  • 7 Reuben Thebakang
  • 13 Sadate Ouro Akoriko
  • 19 Phumlani Mhamha
  • 5 Paulus Masehe
  • 11 Luyolo Nomandela
  • 14 Anver Esterhuizen
    75 mins - Noah Chivuta
  • 15 Angelo Kerspuy
  • 16 Dove Wome
    85 mins - Mbhuyiselo Sambu
  • 20 Katlego Cambridge Mashego

AWAY: Ajax Cape Town

  • 1 Sander Westerveld
  • 2 Nazeer Allie
  • 3 Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • 5 Matthew Booth
  • 22 Aidan Jenniker
  • 6 Nhlanhla Shabalala
  • 8 Toriq Losper
    46 mins - Nhlanhla Vilakazi
  • 12 Granwald Scott
  • 20 Khama Billiat
  • 23 Lebogang Manyama
    84 mins - Paul Rusike
  • 7 Bradley Grobler
    77 mins - Alcardo van Graan

Previous comments on this story...

BhakaniyaSpokesman
posted: 03:51 am
To Whomever It May Concern :

Please do correct me if I'm wrong,I think there has been a slight oversight on your site.
The Pirates away game against Amazulu scheduled for 03/04/2013 is not appearing on your website's list of fixtures.
Mosixty
posted: 06:06 am
@ FSS don't dissapoint people of Free state...especial Bloemfontein Celtics by letting this gorillas win against U
Lacoste_AM-A-Khosi
posted: 09:56 am
Free State Stars are not a push over, I think its about time i get myself a FSS jersey
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